Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Cowan
Born: 26 January 1914
Died: 10 June 1998
Bio Notes: William Cowan was born on 26 January 1914, the son of Charles Shilock Cowan, engine driver, and his wife Elizabeth Mary Arkinshall. He was elected ARIBA in 1948. He was living in Strathpeffer in 1950. He rose to the position of Deputy County Architect of Ross and Cromarty. He is not listed in the RIBA directory for 1979 or thereafter and may therefore have retired before that date (he would have been 60 in 1974).

He died aged 84 on 10 June 1998. He was survived by his wife Marjorie Ellen Robins, a school teacher.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 427, Rosshall drive, Maryburgh, Ross and Cromarty, ScotlandPrivate 1998 
Item 2 of 4Ivydale, Strathpeffer, Ross and Cromarty, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *  
Item 3 of 44, Riverbank Crescent, Conon Bridge, Ross & Cromarty, ScotlandPrivate1955 *After 1965 
Item 4 of 4Dunglass Road, Maryburgh, Conon Bridge, Ross & Cromarty, ScotlandPrivatec. 1970  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Ross & Cromarty County Council Architects' Department  Depute Chief Architect 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 5RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 5RIBA1955Kalendar 1954-1955   
Item 3 of 5RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  
Item 4 of 5RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1964-65   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1H M Register HouseDeath Register